This is a detailed list of all our councils’ themes, research areas, programmes and priorities. You can find what we are investing in and what resources you can access.
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With a focus on structures comprising several or many molecules, design and synthesis of chemical systems using molecular self-assembly and recognition.
This priority promotes systems biology approaches across our portfolio. Systems biology addresses biological questions by integrating experiments with computational modelling and theory. It aims to holistically explain biological function, from molecules to cells to whole organisms and populations.
Prepare for future disease epidemics and halt the ‘slow motion pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
This theme focuses on research that yields the next generation of new technologies, methodologies and resources in bioscience. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) encourages development of novel bioanalytical or biological tools and technologies where there are gaps.
This area explores the fundamental and foundational aspects of computers and computation.
Towards a National Collection (TaNC) is a major investment using digital technology to create a unified national collection of the UK’s museums, libraries, galleries and archives to maintain global leadership in digital humanities and arts research.
The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) is a collaboration between humanities and social science research funders from South America, North America and Europe. It aims to enhance the ability of funders, research organisations and researchers to engage in transnational collaboration.
The Transformative Technologies programme develops the tools, technologies and approaches that enable researchers to push the boundaries of bioscience discovery and stimulate innovation. The programme is divided into four main themes:
The transforming construction challenge was funded under the UKRI Challenge Fund to accelerate the shift in construction in the UK towards manufacturing and digital processes.
The transforming food production (TFP) challenge supports new ways to produce food that reduces emissions and pollution, and contributes to feeding a growing world population.
The aim is to:
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